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by bmwrdr
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:09 am
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Topic: Bestbuy trying to sell water for $40/ case in Houston!
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Re: Bestbuy trying to sell water for $40/ case in Houston!

eieio1 wrote:Maybe I should take my father-in-law (87 years old) to buy a case of water?
Well, that could cause a donation to the state of Texas :-) Go for it.
by bmwrdr
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:04 am
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Topic: Bestbuy trying to sell water for $40/ case in Houston!
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Re: Bestbuy trying to sell water for $40/ case in Houston!

rotor wrote:Big penalty for price gouging (if that's what they are doing) in Texas during an emergency. If person being gouged is over 65 penalty can be $250,000.
That is a good law to combat the predatory gold miners!

:tiphat:
by bmwrdr
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:27 am
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Topic: Bestbuy trying to sell water for $40/ case in Houston!
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Re: Bestbuy trying to sell water for $40/ case in Houston!

The Annoyed Man wrote:Best Buy in Houston could have taken an example from a friend of mine, who loaded up his pickup truck with cases of water and food, on his own nickel plus a few cash donations from his friends (including from me), and left this morning from Dallas for Houston to bring succor to his fellow Texans. Best Buy might not be overcharging, and they are certainly within their rights to sell the water. But...... they could have also donated the water and taken a tax write-off, not to mention give themselves some good PR and build good will with their customer base. Private citizens are putting them to shame.
:iagree: Agreed to all points.

Instead they blame it on a mistake of an employee now. And as I said, just a bad example in my opinion!
by bmwrdr
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:05 am
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Topic: Bestbuy trying to sell water for $40/ case in Houston!
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Views: 830

Re: Bestbuy trying to sell water for $40/ case in Houston!

Munk wrote:Do the math. $42.96/24= $1.79 per bottle.

Seems to be the going rate for that water in the 7-11's.
Naybe so but the fact they tried to advertise it for that price in a catastrophic situation seems like they tried to use the situation for a particular benefit. On the other hand I haven't heard of a BestBuy contribution for disaster relief. Just my $.02.
by bmwrdr
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bestbuy trying to sell water for $40/ case in Houston!
Replies: 12
Views: 830

Bestbuy trying to sell water for $40/ case in Houston!

They are just scum in my opinion and won't see me as a customer anymore!

A Houston Best Buy Was Seen Selling Packs of Water for More Than $40; Now Says It Was a ‘Big Mistake’

https://www.theroot.com/a-houston-texas ... 1798620515

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